West Los Angeles Office
Philip Holthouse serves as managing partner of HCVT with eight offices and over 300 employees in Southern California and Texas. He provides tax planning and tax consulting services for privately held businesses and high net-worth individuals primarily in the real estate, entertainment and service industries. He also consults on leasing and real estate transactions.
Phil began his career with Peat Marwick & Mitchell (KPMG) in Los Angeles and worked as a tax manager in Peat Marwick’s national tax practice in Washington, D.C., where he monitored tax changes for the firm’s affiliate offices. Phil co-founded Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP in 1991.
A summa cum laude graduate, Phil holds a master’s degree in business taxation and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Southern California, and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (Order of the Coif).
He served as a part-time faculty member for USC’s Graduate Taxation Program for approximately ten years, and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Leventhal School of Accounting at USC and the Graduate Tax Program at Loyola Law School. Other professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of California. Phil also serves on the boards of Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ) and several non-profit organizations including Harvard-Westlake School, the Music Center Leadership Council, and the Angeleno and Los Angeles chapters of WPO.